advantage of what the president is doing, but people like the guy you cited and michele bachmann are helping us big time. >> absolutely. i'm wondering about one more thing, that is even as the president is sort of making this overture, i think, in part toparence and teempers around the nish tskative, he's also good with kids. i'm remembering and thinking about mitt romney's attempt to do education right there in pennsylvania in his trip to a philadelphia charter school, right, where he basically got booed out of the school. what do you make of in part, just the optics of the ability to mitt romney to reach out to the groups that president obama is shoring up as his base? >> it's difficult, and mitt romney bears the burden of having, you know, people like the gentleman you cited making stupid statements like that. he bears that burden, and to some extent, it's unfair, but to some extent, it's the path they have chosen. he's got an uphill fight.